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Funding Opportunities

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AbbVie Investigator-Initiated Study (IIS) Program

For academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide interested in conducting their own research to apply for research support. See website for AbbVie's Therapeutic Areas of Interests.. 

For more information, visit the AbbVie web-page.  

Deadline for concept paper: Continuous

Arnold P. Gold Research Institute

The Foundation's will consider requests to fund in-person meetings of multi-institutional research teams to plan and write grants to submit to other funders for projects larger in scope than the Gold Foundation can support.
The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting teams' plans for research which links humanistic healthcare and health professions education to important patient, provider and systems outcomes. 

For more information, visit the Research Grants web-page.  

Deadline: Continuous

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. 

For more information, visit the Career Awards for Medical Scientists web-page.  

Deadline: October 3, 2017

C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant Competition

The Developmental Disabilities Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Annual C. Kingsley Allison Research Grant Competition.
This competition is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty member, or employee of the Western University Community (with the stipulation that, if you are not a Western faculty member yourself, the Supervisor listed, or a Co-Investigator listed on your application must be a faculty member at Western University who is eligible to hold research funds).

Applications are also invited from non-Western University persons working with agencies in the London region providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In this latter case, a member of the Western University faculty (who is eligible to hold research funds) must be listed as an Investigator. Applications from all departments of the University will be accepted, without preference to any department, school, or faculty. Value of an award may range up to $9,000, with the actual value of each award being determined by the number of funded proposals and the quality of each proposal. The awards are not limited in scope – rather they are for any and all research projects which are of relevance to the understanding of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Please complete the application package, and submit electronically to Sarah O’Flanagan at, or by October 30, 2017.
If you have any questions or concerns, please be in contact with me. Otherwise, applications will be received until 11:59pm on October 30, 2017.

All this information, as well as the application documents can be found on the DDP website.

One note for clarity; The “applicant”, or the person hoping to receive funding and hoping to perform research, can be any student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty member or employee of the University, or a member of the DD community outside the University.
Western’s research office only allows faculty members who are eligible to hold research funds to open research accounts at Western, and the Western Research Ethics Board only allows faculty members who are eligible to hold research funds to be listed as PI’s on ethics submissions.
THEREFORE – PLEASE ensure that, if you are not a faculty member at Western who is eligible to hold research funds, the supervisor you list on your application, or a co-investigator listed on your application, is a faculty member at Western who is eligible to hold research funds. This way, said faculty members can hold funds if your application is successful, and can be listed as the PI in the ethics submission process (if ethics approval is necessary). 

For more information, contact Sarah O'Flanagan.  

Deadline: October 30, 2017

Dana Foundation  

The program tends to focus on:
   1. Translating promising animal model interventions or clinical observations for treating devastating brain conditions or injuries into small-sale studies in humans with these conditions to see if the intervention shows any effect, and designing neuroethical guidelines for such studies;
   2. Identifying functions of specific neurons and neural networks involved in brain diseases or injuries and developing therapeutic interventions to alter these;
   3. Assessing outcomes of the effects of various therapies used to treat brain injuries, such as stroke. The program also occasionally considers studies of complex cognitive processes, such as creativity.

For more information, visit the Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program web-page.

Deadline for preliminary proposals: Continuous

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

To support studies aimed at developing, refining, evaluating, and/or disseminating innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. In addition, the fund will consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. 

For more information, visit the Grant Program web-page.  

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics

FAST’s grants and fellowships program strives to encourage research aimed at finding a specific treatment for Angelman Syndrome. 

For more information, visit the Grant-In-Aid web-page.  

Deadline: Continuous

Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation

The PSI Foundation's support of health research is offered in through the following programs:
- Health Research Grants
- Healthcare Research by Community Physicians
- Educational Fellowships for Practicing Physicians
- Resident Research Grants
- P.S.I.F. Fellowship for Translational Research

In general, PSI applications from London researchers should be submitted through the Lawson Health Research. For more information, visit the PSI Foundation web-page

Deadline: Continuous

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector.

For more information, visit the Partnership Engage Grants web-page.

Deadline: December 15, 2017; March 15, 2018; June 15, 2018

If you are aware of any funding opportunities pertaining to Psychiatry not captured above, please email Lindsay Cecile for inclusion. 

Updated: May 1, 2017